dancWhat is the Best Possible Post Post-WWII American Model of Global Leadership?
March 31, 2022
11:30-1:15 at The Taft Center
or Via Zoom
Presented by Daniel B. Cunningham, HBS OPM '99, Advanced Leadership Fellow '13, HKS MPA '16
with introduction by Joseph J. Dehner, HLS '73


Our upcoming luncheon program covers the post-WWII era until today, focusing on the specific American Global Leadership needed now. Our speaker, Dan Cunningham, is a leader-advocate for restoring 3% longterm growth for all Americans, which has led him to being an avid student of the economics/effectiveness/fairness of global trade.  Examples of American Global Leadership, including soft power, hard power, economic power, social power, and environmental power, are presented. Dan will discuss the intersection of American Global leadership and economic growth. Building on America’s Global Leadership experience post and post post-WWII, what are the win-wins that should form the core of American Global Leadership now and in the future?


The presentation will be 45 minutes, plus 20 minutes for Q & A. Lunch is available at 11:30 am. Speaker starts at noon.

Daniel B. Cunningham
Daniel B. Cunningham is a leader-advocate working to bring Americans together to restore sustainable long-term (10 years) 3% growth for ALL Americans, our top national goal.
Since 1998, he has been CEO of The Long-Stanton Group, a manufacturer of aviation and hospital room components used globally, founded in 1835 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Awards won by The Long-Stanton Group under his tenure include Family Business of the Decade and three Manny Awards; for the Hall of Fame Leadership Award, Biggest Breakthrough, and New Product Development.

Mr. Cunningham is a Graduate and Fellow of Harvard University (HBS OPM ’99, Advanced Leadership Fellow ’13, HKS MPA ’16). He studied electrical generation, distribution, and regulation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Cunningham was a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cincinnati Branch.
He is the Founder and CEO of the Cunningham Institute for Growth™, which analyzes competing programs for their impact on increasing economic growth, then determines and explains the best possible path forward to create maximum growth. He is an early investor and Advisory Board Member with Amberwave Partners, where he helps to support its JSG focus on Jobs, Security, and Economic Growth.

He has volunteered for service as a Board member for Cincinnati Opera, Artswave, Ralph J. Stolle YMCA, Warren County Foundation, and Xavier University Economics Advisory Board. He is past Co-President and Director of the Harvard Business School Club of Cincinnati. He is past President, Director, and current Chorister of the Harvard Club of Cincinnati.
Mr. Cunningham is a persuasive public speaker for large and small audiences. To support his work to restore 3% long-term U.S. economic growth for ALL Americans, he is an avid student of the economics/effectiveness/fairness of global trade, healthcare, financial services, and how market-based electricity is regulated. He divides his time between Hanover, New Hampshire, and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Joseph J. Dehner

Joseph J. Dehner is a Harvard Law School graduate ’73. Head of the international practice of Frost Brown Todd for about thirty years, he founded the Foreign Policy Leadership Council of Greater Cincinnati. For nine years he led as Chairman the Southern Ohio District Export Council, and for decades has represented U.S. and foreign owned businesses in cross-border matters. He’s lectured about international business on five continents, taught the international business course at UC Law School, traveled to 80 countries, posts the Data Privacy Detective podcasts (80 episodes to date), and is Thomsen Reuters’ U.S. contributor to its global Join Ventures guide.

Masks: Taft requires anyone unvaccinated to wear a mask indoors. The Harvard Club asks that everyone wear a mask for the program, following Harvard University guidelines (moderator and speakers excepted). Please bring your own or pick one up at the door.


About the Taft Center
Located on the second floor of the US Bank Tower across from Fountain Square, the 7,000-square-foot Taft Center serves as a meeting and conference site, as well as a reception space for networking events and mixers hosted by Taft clients and guests. Longtime residents of downtown Cincinnati, Taft and its clients and other stakeholders can enjoy “front porch” city views as they partake in meetings, seminars, social events and community causes. In fact, the firm’s own involvement in civic and community organizations helped inspire the multi-purpose space.
Thank you to Taft for partnering with the Harvard Club of Cincinnati to present this important community program.